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FTMA Tech Talk – Ed.26

Lateral Restraints in Pre-Fab Timber Roof Trusses Design vs Installation!    A truss is a very efficient structural member which consists of a group of ties and struts connected to form a structure...

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FTMA Tech Talk – Ed.25

THE BENEFITS OF SCREWS FOR TIE-DOWNS In my last Tech Talk I hinted at changes in the product landscape for tie down connections. The industry is evolving even in this period of unprecedented change...

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FTMA Tech Talk – Ed.24

THE MATRIX OF TRAINING Training isn’t just important to a company, it is vital. In our industry, if a detailer leaves or if business ramps up, hiring a new or replacement designer becomes a...

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FTMA Tech Talk – Ed.23

DRIED vs. GREEN TIMBER From day to day, most people have some contact with dried or green timber in specifying and designing timber structures. When designing with dried timber, we must use dry...

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FTMA Tech Talk – Ed.22

MACHINE DRIVEN vs HAND-HAMMERED NAIL Timber connection systems rely on a combination of the correct product, fasteners and installation practices to achieve their required capacity. They are...

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FTMA Tech Talk – Ed.21

SOME RAMIFICATIONS FROM NCC 2019 Now that NCC 2019 is out and being enforced, a couple of hidden “gems” have surfaced that FTMA members and their customers should be aware of. Unfortunately, neither...

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FTMA Tech Talk – Ed.20

BOUNCY FLOORS – DON’T BLAME THE JOISTS! As our houses become more modern, clients’ requirements become more challenging. Home-owners and architects are demanding more open-plan spaces...

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FTMA Tech Talk – Ed. 19

IS YOUR BUILDING STABLE? As we move towards Christmas holidays our minds turn to the great Australian tradition – having a BBQ and entertaining family and friends in outdoor Alfresco areas....

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FTMA Tech Talk – Ed.18

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN RESTRAINT AND COMPRESSION BUCKLING Virtually all builders favour handling timber components over structural steel because of their natural ease of use and lightweight...

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FTMA Tech Talk – Ed.17

WIND SPEED IN BUILDING DESIGN There are two main Australian Standards cover wind    actions on structures, which are AS/NZS1170.2 Structural design actions Part 2: Wind actions and AS4055 Wind loads...

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FTMA Tech Talk – Ed.16

THE IMPORTANCE OF PLATE PLACEMENT Plate placement is a bit like driving a car. Your manufacturing plant will have been doing this for years but one mishap and it can all go wrong with serious...

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FTMA Tech Talk – Ed.15

NON-CONFORMING & NON-COMPLYING BUILDING PRODUCTS  The media has been repeatedly reporting deficient building practices and non-compliant building materials in the past few years, both here and...

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FTMA Tech Talk – Ed.14

NOT ALL LVL’S ARE THE SAME Builders often request Multinail engineers to design LVL beams. When asked “What type of LVL?” the most common response is “You know… LVL”. In this situation, we...

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FTMA Tech Talk – Ed.13

PUTTING THE SCREWS ON COMPLIANCE: Factory-fixed screws shift responsibility from builders’ shoulders Pryda engineer Bernard Kennelly examines the tricky business of screws and, in the age of...

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